Yesterday we commented to you about the first performance results of the i5-12600K, the CPU with its more modest KF version among the first batch of the new Intel Core 12. Well, new performance scores of this processor have come out that help us to an idea of what can be expected from the most modest processors of the new generation.
If yesterday we were telling you about the performance of an i5-12600K compared to a Ryzen 5 5600X under CPU-Z, today we bring you the data that complements these results so that you have a more objective perspective of performance and help you to regularly evaluate this processor from Intel compared to other processors of the same brand and AMD which are on the market.
Here is the performance of the Intel i5-12600K
While waiting for this PC CPU to come onto the market, which being the lowest price within the Intel Core Gen 12 will also be the most popular, we are starting to get a better idea of the performance of this processor every day. and the whole new line of processors under the new Alder Lake-S architecture.
Well, if yesterday we gave you the first performance results of the i5-12600K under CPU-Z, today we can specify them much better, since now we know that these were obtained by putting all the 4.5 GHz P-Core núcleos and all 3.6 GHz E-Cores which raises the TDP of the processor to 125 W.
So the results that were obtained at least in the multithreaded test were logically with the clock speed above the base speed.
If we go to the concrete results we will see that the score obtained by the P-Cores in the test which uses a single execution thread is 773 points, which makes Golden Cove cores the most powerful under ISA x86 to date and forces AMD to climb positions, whether with Zen 4 as with the V-Cache version of Zen 3.
For the multi-threaded test, in which the E-Cores also participate, it scores 7220 points and is superior not only to the i9-11900K but also to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. So if Intel’s pricing strategy is confirmed, Lisa Su is going to have a tough Christmas, although we don’t know what the level of distribution of the Intel Core 12 will be.
Waiting for results in real applications
The use of potentially heterogeneous cores is based on optimizing the localization of processes by the operating system, something we do not yet know if the benchmarks do it correctly. Plus, in multithreaded tests, they always see PC processors as blocks where all cores are equal. So, in an equal number of threads comparison, the CPU with high performance cores will always win in theory.
It must be said that while waiting to see the performance of the i5-12600K on a daily basis, we are surprised that it surpasses the Ryzen 7 5800X, which means not only that the P-Cores have a power of compensation. E-Cores, but the latter perform much higher than expected. Too bad that single-threaded performance tests measure P-Cores, as we’d love to hear from your peers.